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    8. Irish Friendship Bracelet Added 06/15/2002 14:40

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    10. Kyle (sad) Added 01/14/2005 22:32


     
    Reminders
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    Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one so that when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for that gift.

    When the door of happiness closes, another opens, but often times we look so long at the closed door that we don't see the one which has been opened for us.

    The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you've ever had.

    It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives.

    Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they'll love you back! Don't expect love in return; just wait for it to grow in their heart but if it doesn't, be content that it grew in yours.

    It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.

    Don't go for looks; they can deceive.

    Don't go for wealth; even that fades away.

    Go for someone who makes you smile because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright.

    Find the one that makes your heart smile.

    There are moments in life when you miss someone so much that you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real!

    Dream what you want to dream;
    go where you want to go;
    be what you want to be,
    because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do.

    May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, enough hope to make you happy.

    Always put yourself in others' shoes. If you feel that it hurts you, it probably hurts the other person, too.

    The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.

    Happiness lies ahead for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who have tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives.

    Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.

    The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can't go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.

    When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling.

    Live your life so that when you die, you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying.






     

    Women..
    ------------


    WOMEN have strengths that amaze men. They carry children, they carry
    hardships, they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love and joy.

    They smile when they want to scream. They sing when they want to cry.

    They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous.

    WOMEN wait by the phone for a "safe at home call" from a friend or
    relative after a snowy drive home.

    WOMEN have special qualities about them. They volunteer for good
    causes.

    They are pink ladies in hospitals, they bring food to shut ins.

    They are childcare workers, executives, attorneys, stay-at-home moms,
    biker babes and your neighbors. They wear suits, jeans, and they wear
    uniforms.

    They fight for what they believe in. They stand up for injustice.

    They are in the front row at PTA meetings. They vote for the person
    that will do the best job for family issues.

    WOMEN walk and talk the extra mile to get their children in the right
    schools and for getting their family the right health care.

    They write to the editor, their congressmen and to the "powers that be" for things that make for a better life. They don't take "no" for an answer when they believe there is a better solution.

    WOMEN stick a love note in their husband's lunch box. They do without
    new shoes so their children can have them. They go to the doctor with a
    frightened friend.

    They love unconditionally.

    WOMEN are honest, loyal, and forgiving They are smart, knowing that knowledge is power; but they still know how to use their softer side to make a point.

    WOMEN want to be the best for their family, their friends, and themselves.

    They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get awards.

    They are happy (or cry) when they hear about a birth or a new marriage.

    Their hearts break when a friend dies. They have sorrow at the loss of
    a family member, yet they are strong when they think there is no
    strength left.

    A WOMAN'S touch can cure any ailment. They know that a hug and a kiss
    can heal a broken heart. She can make a romantic evening unforgettable.

    WOMEN come in all sizes, in all colors and shapes. They live in homes,
    apartments and cabins. They drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you to
    show how much they care about you. The heart of a woman
    is what makes the world spin!

    WOMEN do more than just give birth. They bring joy and hope. They give
    compassion and ideals. They give moral support to their family and
    friends.

    And all they want back is a hug, a smile and for you to do the same to
    people you come in contact with. Women have a lot to say and a lot to
    give.

    This was sent to you by someone who respects you as a WOMAN and who
    sees many of your qualities in this letter. Why not pass it on to someone
    you recognize and know?

    That which does not destroy us only makes us stronger!




     

    This will make you cry..
    -------------------------------
    Jenny was so happy about the house they had found.
    For once in her life 'twas on the right side of town.
    She unpacked her things with such great ease.
    As she watched her new curtains blow in the breeze.
    How wonderful it was to have her own room.
    School would be starting; she'd have friends over soon.

    There'd be sleep-overs, and parties; she was so happy
    It's just the way she wanted her life to be.
    On the first day of school, everything went great.
    She made new friends and even got a date!
    She thought, "I want to be popular and I'm going to be,

    Because I just got a date with the star of the team!"
    To be known in this school you had to have a clout,
    And dating this guy would sure help her out.
    There was only one problem stopping her fate.
    Her parents had said she was too young to date.

    "Well, I just won't tell them the entire truth.
    They won't know the difference; what's there to lose?"
    Jenny asked to stay with her friends that night.
    Her parents frowned but said, "All right."
    Excited, she got ready for the big event

    But as she rushed around like she had no sense,
    She began to feel guilty about all the lies,
    But what's a pizza, a party, and a moonlight ride?
    Well the pizza was good, and the party was great,

    But the moonlight ride would have to wait.
    For Jeff was half drunk by this time.
    But he kissed her and said that he was just fine.
    Then the room filled with smoked and Jeff took a puff.
    Jenny couldn't believe he was smoking that stuff.

    Now Jeff was ready to ride to the point
    But only after he'd smoked another joint.
    They jumped in the car for the moonlight ride,
    Not thinking that he was too drunk to drive.
    They finally made it to the point at last,
    And Jeff started trying to make a pass.
    A pass is not what Jenny wanted at all
    (And by a pass, I don't mean playing football.)
    "Perhaps my parents were right....maybe I am too young.

    Boy, how could I ever, ever be so dumb."
    With all of her might, she pushed Jeff say away:
    "Please take me home, I don't want to stay."
    Jeff cranked up the engine and floored the gas.
    In a matter of seconds they were going too fast.

    As Jeff drove on in a fit of wild anger,
    Jenny knew that her life was in danger.
    She begged and pleaded for him to slow down,
    But he just got faster as they neared the town.
    "Just let me get home! I'll confess that I lied.
    I really went out for a moonlight ride."
    Then all of a sudden, she saw a big flash.
    "Oh God, Please help us! We're going to crash!"
    She doesn't remember the force of impact.
    Just that everything all of a sudden went black.
    She felt someone remove her from the twisted rubble,
    And heard, "call an ambulance! These kids are in trouble!

    Voices she heard...a few words at best.
    But she knew there were two cars involved in the wreck.

    Then wondered to herself if Jeff was all right,
    And if the people in the other car was alive.
    She awoke in the hospital to faces so sad.
    "You've been in a wreck and it looks pretty bad."
    These voices echoed inside her head,
    As they gently told her that Jeff was dead.
    They said "Jenny, we've done all we can do.
    But it looks as if we'll lose you too."

    "But the people in the other car!? "Jenny cried.
    "We're sorry, Jenny, they also died."
    Jenny prayed, "God, forgive me for what I've done
    I only wanted to have just one night of fun."
    "Tell those people's family, I've made their lives dim,
    And wish I could return their families to them."
    "Tell Mom and Dad I'm sorry I lied,
    And that it's my fault so many have died.
    Oh, nurse, won't you please tell them that for me?"

    The nurse just stood there-she never agreed.
    But took Jenny's hand with tears in her eyes.
    And a few moments later Jenny died.
    A man asked the nurse, "Why didn't you do your best
    To bid that girl her one last request?"
    She looked at the man with eyes so sad.
    "Because the people in the other car were her mom and dad."

    This story is sad and unpleasant but true,
    So young people take heed, it could have been you.




     

    A few words of advice
    ------------------------------

    ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

    TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older,
    their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

    THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

    FOUR. When you say, "I love you", mean it.

    FIVE. When you say, "I'm sorry", look the person in the eye.

    SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

    SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.

    EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams
    don't have much.

    NINE. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only
    way to live life completely.

    TEN. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.

    ELEVEN. Don't judge people by their relatives.

    TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.

    THIRTEEN. When someone asks you a question you don't want to
    answer, smile and ask, "Why do you want to know?"

    FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements
    involve great risk.

    FIFTEEN. Say "bless you" when you hear someone sneeze.

    SIXTEEN. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

    SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self;
    Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.

    EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

    NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take
    immediate steps to correct it.

    TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will
    hear it in your voice.

    TWENTY ONE. Spend some time alone.




     
    .........

    The Window
    --------------------

    Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same
    hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in
    his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the

    fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the
    room's only window. The other man had to spend
    all his time flat on his back.

    The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of
    their wives and families, their homes, their
    jobs, their involvement in the military service,
    where theyhad been on vacation.

    Every afternoon when the man in the bed by the
    window could sit up, he would pass the time by
    describing to his roommate all the things he could see
    outside the window.

    The man in the other bed began to live for those
    one-hour periods where his world would be broadened
    and enlivened by all the activity and color of
    the world outside.

    The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake.

    Ducks and swans played on the water while
    children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked
    arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view
    of the city skyline could be seen in the distance.

    As the man by the window described all this in
    exquisite detail, the man on the other side of
    the room would close his eyes and imagine the
    picturesque scene.

    One warm afternoon the man by the window
    described a parade passing by. Although the other man
    couldn't hear the band - he could see it. In his mind's
    eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with
    descriptive words.

    Days and weeks passed. One morning, the day
    nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to
    find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who
    had died peacefully in his sleep. She was saddened
    and called the hospital attendants to take the body
    away.

    As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man
    asked if he could be moved next to the window.
    The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after
    making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.

    Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one
    elbow to take his first look at the real world
    outside. He strained to slowly turn to look out the
    window beside the bed. It faced a blank wall.

    The man asked the nurse what could havecompelled
    his deceased roommate who had described
    such
    wonderful things outside this window. The nurse
    responded that the man was blind and could not even
    see the wall.

    She said, "Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you."


    ------------------------------------------------------------
    Epilogue: There is tremendous happiness in
    making others happy, despite our own situations.
    Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness
    when shared, is doubled.

    If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have
    that money can't buy.

    "Today is a gift, that's why it is called the present."

    >People will forget what you said...
    >People will forget what you did...
    >But people will never forget how you made them feel...



    .........



     
    .........

    GOLD BOX
    ----------------------

    The story goes that a man punished his 3-year-old son
    for wasting a roll of expensive gold wrapping paper.

    Money was tight and he became even more upset when the child pasted the
    gold paper so as to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree.

    Nevertheless, the little boy brought the gift box to his father the
    next morning and said, "This is for you, Daddy."

    The father was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, but his anger
    flared again when he found the box was empty. He spoke to him in a
    harsh manner, "Don't you know, young man, when you give someone a present
    there's supposed to be something inside the package?"

    The little boy looked up at him with tears in his eyes and said, "Oh,
    Daddy, it's not empty. I blew kisses into it until it was full."

    The father was crushed. He fell on his knees and put his arms around
    his little boy, and he begged him to forgive him for his unnecessary anger.

    An accident took the life of the child only a short time later and it
    is told that the father kept that gold box by his bed for all the years of
    his life. And whenever he was discouraged or faced difficult problems
    he would open the box and take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love
    of the child who had put it there.

    ------
    ps. In a very real sense, each of us as human beings have been given a
    golden box filled with unconditional love and kisses from our children,
    family, friends and God. There is no more precious possession anyone could
    hold.

    Family and friends are like angels who lift us to our feet when our
    wings have trouble remembering how to fly.


    .........



     
    .........

    Six words of wisdom
    -------------------------------

    Standing for what you believe in, regardless of the odds against you,
    and the pressure that tears at your resistance, means COURAGE

    Keeping a smile on your face, when inside you feel like dying,
    for the sake of supporting others, means STRENGTH

    Stopping at nothing, and doing what in your heart you know is right,
    to make another's life a little more bearable, without uttering a single complaint,
    means COMPASSION

    Helping a friend in need, no matter the time or effort,
    to the best of your ability, means LOYALTY

    Giving more than you have and expecting absolutely nothing in return,
    means SELFLESSNESS

    Holding your head high, and being the best you know you can be
    when life seems to fall apart at your feet, and facing each difficulty
    with the confidence that time will bring you better tomorrows,
    and never giving up, means CONFIDENCE

    .........



     
    .........

    Irish Friendship Bracelet
    --------------------------------------
    May there always be work for your hands to do;
    May your purse always hold a coin or two;
    May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
    May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
    May the hand of a friend always be near you;
    May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

    Now.................Make A wish!!!!!!


    .........



     


     
    Kyle
    ------

    One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, "Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday? He must really be a nerd." I had quite a weekend planned (parties and a football game with my friends tomorrow afternoon), so I shrugged my shoulders and went on. As I was walking, I saw a bunch of kids running toward him.

    They ran at him, knocking all his books out of his arms and tripping him so he landed in the dirt. His glasses went flying, and I saw them land in the grass about ten feet from him. He looked up and I saw this terrible sadness in his eyes My heart went out to him. So, I jogged over to him and as he crawled around looking for his glasses, and I saw a tear in his eye. As I handed him his glasses, I said, "Those guys are jerks. They really should get lives. " He looked at me and said, "Hey thanks!"

    There was a big smile on his face. It was one of those smiles that showed real gratitude. I helped him pick up his books, and asked him where he lived. As it turned out, he lived near me, so I asked him why I had never seen him before. He said he had gone to private school before now. I would have never hung out with a private school kid before. We talked all the way home, and I carried some of his books. He turned out to be a pretty cool kid. I asked him if he wanted to play a little football with my friends. He said yes.

    We hung out all weekend and the more I got to know Kyle, the more I liked him, and my friends thought the same of him. Monday morning came, and there was Kyle with the huge stack of books again. I stopped him and said, "Boy, you are gonna really build some serious muscles with this pile of books everyday! " He just laughed and handed me half the books. Over the next four years, Kyle and I became best friends.

    When we were seniors, we began to think about college. Kyle decided on Georgetown, and I was going to Duke. I knew that we would always be friends, that the miles would never be a problem. He was going to be a doctor, and I was going for business on a football scholarship. Kyle was valedictorian of our class. I teased him all the time about being a nerd. He had to prepare a speech for graduation. I was so glad it wasn't me having to get up there and speak Graduation day, I saw Kyle. He looked great. He was one of those guys that really found himself during high school. He filled out and actually looked good in glasses. He had more dates than I had and all the girls loved him. Boy, sometimes I was jealous. Today was one of those days.

    I could see that he was nervous about his speech. So, I smacked him on the back and said, "Hey, big guy, you'll be great!" He looked at me with one of those looks (the really grateful one) and smiled. "Thanks," he said. As he started his speech, he cleared his throat, and began

    "Graduation is a time to thank those who helped you make it through those tough years. Your parents, your teachers, your siblings, maybe a coach...but mostly your friends... I am here to tell all of you that being a friend to someone is the best gift you can give them. I am going to tell you a story." I just looked at my friend with disbelief as he told the story of the first day we met. He had planned to kill himself over the weekend. He talked of how he had cleaned out his locker so his Mom wouldn't have to do it later and was carrying his stuff home. He looked hard at me and gave me a little smile. "Thankfully, I was saved. My friend saved me from doing the unspeakable." I heard the gasp go through the crowd as this handsome, popular boy told us all about his weakest moment.

    I saw his Mom and dad looking at me and smiling that same grateful smile. Not until that moment did I realize it's depth. Never underestimate the power of your actions. With one small gesture you can change a person's life. For better or for worse. God puts us all in each other's lives to impact one another in some way.

    Look for God in others. "Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly." There is no beginning or end.. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is mystery. Today is a gift.


     
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